Loyola College, a pioneer institution situated at Chennai, is managed by the Jesuits and it has served the country in the educational field for nearly 86 years. The institution’s concern and commitment to the student community for their education and formation is well known through the past years of its service.
The present University Grants Commission (UGC), Ministry of Education, India, and the Government of Tamilnadu have stressed the importance of Vocational Education as an integral part of the educational set-up. As per the norms of the UGC, the Loyola College Management inaugurated an integral autonomous body known as LIVE (Loyola Institute of Vocational Education) in 1996 to offer Vocational Training Education and Research; relevant to contemporary life, equipping students to face challenges and secure employment in various walks of life.
With this as the focus, the Loyola College Management and the teaching community started various vocational, socially relevant and employment-oriented courses. These courses are offered the evening hours as part-time courses to both students and the working community, by utilizing the already well – established Loyola College infrastructural network, administrative network, lab facilities and other resources, to enable the students to strive for academic and human excellence. These courses are designed not only to provide technical skill and knowledge to the students but also to help them in their overall development with special care, compassion and concern as part of the vision and mission of the Society of Jesus.
A few of the vocational courses like Travel and Tourism Management, Marketing Management and Medical Laboratory Technology, have been run by the college for the past 15 years successfully, among others. Though these courses are not affiliated to the University of Madras , they are widely recognized for their merit and quality; and the students who have undergone these courses have secured jobs at various levels in the past.
Mode of instruction varies from course to course. Though lectures are given for theoretical subjects, group discussions, seminars, business, games, audio-visuals aids, case methods and research assignments, field visits and internships are also made use of in all the courses. Special lectures are given, by experts in their respective fields. In PGDIM, industrial internship is part of the programme. For other courses on the job training will be provided. The institute is run by the registered society of Loyola College, Chennai.
Students performance will be assessed continuously. This assessment is made on the basis of classroom participation, assignments, mid-term tests, snap tests, quizzes, laboratory work, project work, etc. Final assessment will be a three hour written examination at the end of the semester. For laboratory courses, the final examination will be for three hours.
Both continuous and final assessment will be given equal weightage. The passing minimum for each paper is 40% in the semester examination for Diploma, and 50% for PG Diploma. Some courses have credit points, which depends on the weightage given to the subjects.
Instruction at Loyola College is student centered and much work is expected from the students. The students are to submit regularly and on time, the assignment records of practical work and other prescribed material as demanded by the concerned teachers. Regular attendance is insisted upon. Prior permission from the Director of the Institute is necessary for absence. A minimum of 75% attendance is compulsory. Continuous absence will result in the removal of the name of the student from the rolls.
Most of those who handle the subjects are members of the various departments of Loyola College. Nearly 40% of the teachers are drawn from various professions depending on their area of specific work and specialisation.
The Central Library of the College is accessible to the students.
The Laboratories have equipment, which are needed for advanced study and research. Each student can do experiments individually. Modern teaching aids are available.
Application form can be availed from LIVE office on payment of Rs.100/-. Duly filled in applications should reach the Director of LIVE on or before the prescribed date.
The Admission Committee will make a preliminary evaluation of the applications. Those selected in the preliminary evaluation will be called for a written entrance test or interview or both. The list of selected applicants will be displayed on the notice board of the Institute. The selection will be automatically cancelled if the candidate fails to register on or before the date mentioned.
1. Certificate of Educational Qualifications
2. Transfer Certificate
4. Two passport-size photos
At the time of admission, the selected candidates have to pay the entire fees for the corresponding course to which admission is given. Fees once paid will not be refunded.
For the Semester Examinations, the prescribed fees have to be paid within the allotted time.
All fees are to be paid in the IOB, Loyola College Branch, Loyola College, Chennai -600 034.
The courses conducted by LIVE are skill-based courses. They have practical training components as well. Many of the students who study in LIVE find employment in the companies where they go for internship. There is a student service centre through which they get employed as well. The network of past students also helps the students to find jobs.
Time: 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Lunch Break: 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Phone: 28178200 Ext. 324
The administration of LIVE reserves the right to change the requirements for admission or graduation, course content, fees charged, regulations affecting students or to make any other suitable modifications, should these be deemed necessary in the interest of students and the institute.